Designing transformative futures

Light, Ann, Gray, Colin M, Lindstrom, Kristina, Forlano, Laura, Lockton, Dan and Speed, Chris (2022) Designing transformative futures. Digital Research Society 2022, Bilbao, Spain, 25th June - 3rd July 2022. Published in: Proceedings of DRS. 1-16. Design Research Society ISSN 2398-3132

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What makes the design of futures sufficiently transformative? Worldwide, people are aware of the need to change and keep changing to address eco-social challenges and their fall-out in an age of crises and transitions in climate, biodiversity, and health. Calls for climate justice and the development of eco-social sensibilities speak to the need for dynamic and provisional engagements. Such concerns raise age-old issues of inequality and colonialist destruction. Our designs carry the imprint of this current politics, wittingly or unwittingly, into worlds to come. This conversa- tion asked how might we respond fluidly to coming uncertainties, questioning our own practices to sow the seeds of more radical transformation, while recognizing the structural forces that can limit or temper opportunities for design activism. It was or- ganized in three quadrant exercises, which we also reflect upon.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: Futures, Design, Ethics, Methodology, Conversation
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
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Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2023 13:37
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 13:37

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